Dumpster Day 2024: Sunnyside, Kerns, Buckman

Community Event
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is hosting neighborhood events around the city where people who live in the area can get rid of large, bulky trash items.
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9:00 am 1:00 pm

Due to limited dumpster space, this event is only for residents of the neighborhood. We cannot accept waste from businesses.

Saturday, March 9

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Or until dumpsters are full

Hinson Memorial Baptist Church at SE Salmon St. and 20th.

Cars should enter from SE Salmon St., eastbound.


What you can (and can't) drop off

Bring large, bulky items that don't fit in your garbage bin. Do not bring items that could be recycled or donated. 

Yes - Bring this!

Examples of items allowed for drop off are shown: couch, mattress, dresser, rug, toaster, lamp, vacuum, large stump, and 2x4 lumber.
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture (couch, table, chair)
  • Small appliances (toaster, vacuum, microwave)
  • Treated lumber & wood stumps

The following items in good, working condition (no broken or missing parts) may be collected by Community Warehouse and other local nonprofits to give to community members who need them:

  • Mattresses (gently used: no tears or stains)
  • Microwaves
  • Dressers
  • Queen and twin size bed frames with foundations (slats or box springs)
  • Couches (loveseats and sofas)
  • Dining room tables
  • Dining room chairs 
  • Nightstands 
  • Tools (electric and manual tools for home repair, gardening, and cooking)

 No - Don't bring this!

Items shown that cannot be accepted at Dumpster Day events: tires, propane gas tank, CFL lightbulb, batteries, chemicals, paint, spray paint, tv, laptop computer, air conditioning unit, refrigerator.
  • Bags of trash
  • Tires
  • TVs & other electronics
  • Appliances with freon (air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers)
  • Construction materials (except for wood)
  • Batteries
  • Paint
  • Propane tanks
  • Chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, poisons, antifreeze, thinners & solvents, household cleaners) 
  • CFL light bulbs
  • Car brakes and linings
  • Yard waste (grass, leaves, branches)

Other disposal & donation options

For large, bulky items, you can contact your garbage company to get a cost estimate and pickup appointment, or you can look into other pickup or donation options.

If you're not sure if something could be donated or recycled or if it's hazardous waste, search Metro’s Find a Recycler tool, call 503-234-3000, or submit a question.

Or take a look at these drop-off and pick-up options for recycling, donation, and disposal.

Find disposal, donation, and recycling options


Dumpster Day events are organized by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and funded by the City of Portland Public Environment Management O